Is Rom 1:26-27 Only Condemning Same Sex Inversion?

Rom 1:24,26-27 clearly condemns homosexuality – “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: … For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

The gay church’s response is that Romans 1 would condemn a heterosexually “oriented” person performing homosexual acts, or even a homosexually oriented person performing heterosexual acts. They would be doing what is “unnatural” for them.

But Rom 1:24,26-27 does not say anything like that. The passage calls all homosexual activity unnatural; the Bible never calls heterosexual activity unnatural. The text condemns people for going against nature period, not for going against “their” nature, as the gay church would have you to believe. “Nature” here is explained by the fact that the body parts don’t fit in gay sex, and by Matt 19:4-5: … he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife

Romans 1:27 says men “burned in their lust one toward another.” This shows their desire (orientation) was for men. They were not going against their desire/orientation; instead they were satisfying their desire (orientation), and God called that desire (“affections”) vile, and the sexual acts uncleanness, dishonour, and error – it was still sinful!

Homosexuality in all shapes, forms, and fashions is condemned by God.

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